Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mark Nepo

I love Mark Nepo! I've been reading his book The Book of Awakening; Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have. 

It's a daily read book and for November 20th it's, Commitment and Risk. 

The quote is as follows; The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. Al sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision which no one could have dreamed would have come their way. -W. H. Murray

Mark Nepo is so very poetic. He talks about the irony of taking a risk, and how that is the very thing that "opens us to our fate". I love the line; "If we devote ourselves to the effort to be real, the Universe in all its forms will find us, the way that wind finds leaves and waves find shore.

So on my walk this rainy morning I decided to make a list of all the ways I have found to keep my self on track and though it's not perfect at least I have something to fall back on when I have failed.  I will post what I have so far.  I will keep adding more ways as I think of and implement them.  I hope to have a really great and long list.


The Things I do to Keep me On Track


I read really good books and articles that lift me emotionally and spark my imagination. In a hopeful way

I research ideas for good living, good food and good health.

I seek out like-minded people whenever possible.

I do ART.

I take classes that are fun and interesting.

I walk the dog every morning.

I take vitamins.

I make a conscious connection with myself for unconditional self-love.

I eat only foods for my highest good.

I focus on my limitations being careful not to over load myself.

I say no when necessary.

Anyway, that's what I'm thinking at the moment,

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